AMS radiocarbon dating of wood samples from the Angkor monuments, Cambodia

Etsuo Uchida, O. Cunin, I. Shimoda, Y. Takubo, T. Nakagawa

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    Abstract

    In the Angkor monuments of Cambodia, pieces of wood remain (as head frames of doorways, crossbeams, ceiling boards, etc.) in the following 8 monuments: Bakong, Lolei, Baksei Chamkrong, North Khleang, Angkor Wat, Banteay Kdei, Bayon, and Gates of Angkor Thom. Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon dating carried out on 15 wood samples collected from the above 8 monuments revealed that most of the wood samples are original, except for the head frame of a doorway in Baksei Chamkrong, the ceiling boards in the northwest tower, and a crossbeam with pivot hole in the southwest tower of the Inner Gallery of Angkor Wat. The 14C age for the head frame of a doorway in the inner wall under the central tower of North Khleang supports the hypothesis that the inner walls are additions from a later period.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)437-445
    Number of pages9
    JournalRadiocarbon
    Volume50
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec

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    Uchida, E., Cunin, O., Shimoda, I., Takubo, Y., & Nakagawa, T. (2008). AMS radiocarbon dating of wood samples from the Angkor monuments, Cambodia. Radiocarbon, 50(3), 437-445.

    AMS radiocarbon dating of wood samples from the Angkor monuments, Cambodia. / Uchida, Etsuo; Cunin, O.; Shimoda, I.; Takubo, Y.; Nakagawa, T.

    In: Radiocarbon, Vol. 50, No. 3, 12.2008, p. 437-445.

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    Uchida, E, Cunin, O, Shimoda, I, Takubo, Y & Nakagawa, T 2008, 'AMS radiocarbon dating of wood samples from the Angkor monuments, Cambodia', Radiocarbon, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 437-445.
    Uchida E, Cunin O, Shimoda I, Takubo Y, Nakagawa T. AMS radiocarbon dating of wood samples from the Angkor monuments, Cambodia. Radiocarbon. 2008 Dec;50(3):437-445.
    Uchida, Etsuo ; Cunin, O. ; Shimoda, I. ; Takubo, Y. ; Nakagawa, T. / AMS radiocarbon dating of wood samples from the Angkor monuments, Cambodia. In: Radiocarbon. 2008 ; Vol. 50, No. 3. pp. 437-445.
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